Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Erin!

I hope this year brings you everything you ever wanted.
Love you!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Excuses, Excuses.

I didn't go to the gym this morning. Aunt Flow paid me a visit last night and I slept horribly because of it. My back was super tight and sore due to the cramping so I just decided to lay in my bed rocking back and forth and trying to hum the pain away. Anyone else do that? No? Just me then. After about an hour I began to feel much better and assured myself that, yes, I could make it through the day. So dramatic! These are definitely good reasons for not going but then again all they really are is excuses.

So I took the morning to evaluate, pep talk and cheer lead. In no time I was dressed and out the door. Running errands, eating my packed lunch, getting my schedule ready for this weekend, talking to the IRS (gaaaaaaaaaah!) you know, the usual. I also made a pit stop to Borders since I had a gift card I had gotten for Christmas and looky looky what I bought:

I can't wait to start reading them tonight!

My evening client has rescheduled for next week so guess where I am heading after this post? You guessed it, El Gymo. Bodyjam is on tonight and I absolutely love that class. Dancing as if you were in a night club? I'll take it!

Work will be quite busy for the next three days plus I hope to sneak on over to the movies to check out Shutter Island (the book was the shizz!) and have dinner with friends. I may even get to see my little niecey-kins on Sunday. Yeehaw!

I may not have time to post till next week, so have a wonderful weekend ya'll!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coming Up For Air

I can safely say that I never want to see snow again. Well, that's a lie. I never want to see that much snow in my DRIVEWAY again. I just got my car out yesterday. I haven't driven my little sparkly since Feb. 4th. That is unacceptable! She felt abandoned. Work was nil during the back to back storms we got however, Valentine's Day and this week are being very VERY kind to my wallet (smiley face.)

My butt hates me. I think that all I did for the past two weeks was eat and sleep. I baked cookies, cinnamon rolls, bread (all from scratch I might add), I made Super Bowl food.. you know the kind: totally bad for you and consisting of very little natural food. I'm talking to you Dr. Pepper! Dear Velveeta cheese dip, I don't ever want to see you again. Love, Me. So now I think I would punch my grandma in the face for a big green leafy salad.

I haven't been to the gym in a while. That will be corrected tomorrow morning when I attempt to do back to back classes, Zumba then gentle yoga. I may not survive.

They are calling for more snow next week. I have a conference call with Mother Nature tomorrow to give her a piece of my mind.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Flippin' Snow!

Good grief... will it ever end?! They are calling for yet another huge snowstorm like the one we had in December. Me no likey. We just had about 3 inches of snow/ice last night... ugh! I think I may need to pick up some vodka to get through this weekend. Dirty martini anyone?

One good thing about this snow is the lovely pics I am capturing of which I hope to post soon. Chico, Border Collie Extraordinaire, looks uber cute out in the snow bounding over drifts and generally having a great time. Since I have been at home more than normal I have had the chance to really get into cooking real food. Not as time consuming and hard as I was convinced it would be. In fact I tend to geek out a little and get excited about planning meals now. Oy. Unfortunately my urge to bake shoots off the charts when cooped up in a house with snow falling down. I will try to control myself this weekend. No promises though.

Another awesome thing about spending so much down time is that I have had plenty of opportunity to plan my first ever garden. I have books, plans, lists and sketches. I can't wait! I know it will be a lot of work but I really think I am ready to try. I would love to save some money on groceries, feel connected with the circle of life (cue Elton John) and generally become more knowledgeable about how food works and how my body responds to it. I would love to feel that sense of pride knowing that you worked hard for something and then getting to enjoy the results of all that work. Who knows, I may sing a very different tune when I am fighting pests and other wildlife off of my precious tomatoes and cukes. If anyone has any advice please feel free to leave it in the comments section. Once I have finalized my plans I will post them for additional advice and suggestions.

Well must be off to the store with the other crazies and stock up on staples since we probably wont see the light of day until next week. You know, cause the human race hasn't invented plows or sand trucks or salt trucks yet.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I Have Survived!

Hello my darlings! I have officially survived my move to the sticks. And I do mean sticks (pics to come.) I have no interwebs access at home, well I do on my iPhone but have you ever tried to type a blog post on an iPhone? Not. Cool. So I am using my business interwebs that was hooked up last week. At least I have some way to stalk you all and to type my nonsensical ramblings. :)

This is just a short one to say HI!